New iOS Update adds Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X controller support

Apple’s latest update on its iOS operating system now includes PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S controller support. The recent update arrived first for iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 1.4 respectively. There were a ton of new features that came with the update such as unlocking iPhones with Apple Watch, more diverse Siri voice options, new emoji, 5G data usage improvements, and more – with the controller support being one of the most eye-catching features to arrive.

Subscribers of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate have an additional benefit

Apple’s iOS devices already have PlayStation DualShock 4 controller support, Xbox Elite Series 2, Xbox One Wireless controllers (with Bluetooth), and Xbox Adaptive controller support. According to iOS’s official changelog, the new update now adds support for S wireless controller and Xbox Series X as well as PlayStation 5 DualSense controller.

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Xbox Game Pass lets you play over 100s of games

Subscribers of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be most excited for the news as in recent week Microsoft commenced player invitations to a beta cloud gaming for Apple devices and Windows 10 PCs via web browsers. The subscribers that are based in 22 countries began receiving invites on April 20th and they’re able to enjoy more than 100 supported Xbox games via Google Chrome, Edge, or Safari Browser.

Cloud gaming is being improved as each day passes

At the moment there are more than 200 Xbox cloud-enabled games that can be enjoyed with Android devices and a supported or compatible game controller. A growing number of games are also starting to support touch controls.
The majority of titles on Apple Arcade have controller support as well, being a subscription service that includes a wide library of exclusive titles and other ɠames that are completely free to play, free of microtransactions, and free of ads.

Apple Arcade has opened a new way to enjoy exclusive titles on iOS

A couple of weeks back Apple launched its service “biggest expansion” to date that saw them add more than 30 games to Apple Arcade. In early April, Apple launched what it called the service’s “biggest expansion” to date, with over 30 games added to Apple Arcade.

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